Ivo van Hove’s production and stage adaptation of the film All About Eve is trademark van Hove and that is a good and bad thing.
‘There are moments of greatness in amongst the gimmicks’: ALL ABOUT EVE – West End ★★★
Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington paid a visit to the Noel Coward Theatre to see Ivo van Hove’s production of All About Eve, based on the Oscar-winning film.
‘Fascinating it still is, engaging perhaps not always’: ALL ABOUT EVE – West End ★★★
Fascinating All About Eve is, engaging perhaps not always. But anyone hoping for the same level of emotional payoff that Anderson’s other stage roles have demonstrated will likely end up frustrated with Eve.
‘The kind of emotional intensity that remains rare’: ALL ABOUT EVE – West End
Ivo van Hove’s take on All About Eve ticks all my boxes at the Noël Coward Theatre, great work from Gillian Anderson, Lily James and a stellar Monica Dolan.
‘Something quite different’: ALL ABOUT EVE – West End
This All About Eve is something quite different, same story deliberately new frame with staging that pushes at the boundaries of theatre and film.
NEWS: Final cast is announced for limited West End run of All About Eve
Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve as West End rehearsals commence.
NEWS: Stanley Townsend & Ian Drysdale join All About Eve line-up as further casting announced
Further casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ivo van Hove’s stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve.
NEWS: Gillian Anderson & Lily James will star in Ivo van Hove’s All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre
Gillian Anderson and Lily James will star in a strictly limited run of Joseph L Mankiewicz’s All About Eve at the Noël Coward Theatre, adapted from the 1950 classic movie and directed for the stage by Olivier and Tony Award winner Ivo van Hove, playing from 2 February to 11 May 2019 (press night is 12 February).
Film Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again ★★★
If you are looking for a feel-good film to take at face value and a good unashamed sing-along – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again fits that bill. There are also many laugh-out-loud moments and you might spot one or two members of Abba, keep your eyes peeled.
Film Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
I was lucky enough to see an early screening of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again last week and I thought it was fricking fantastic.
NEWS: Richard Madden will not return to Romeo & Juliet, Freddie Fox completes run
Further to last week’s announcement that Freddie Fox would be sharing the role of Romeo, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company today (3 August 2016) sadly announced that due to medical advice, Richard Madden will not be returning to the company of Romeo and Juliet before the production completes its run on 13 August.
NEWS: Freddie Fox shares Romeo role with injured Richard Madden in final weeks
Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company today announced that Freddie Fox will be joining the company of Romeo and Juliet, sharing the role of Romeo with Richard Madden. This is to allow Richard Madden sufficient time for his injured ankle to continue to heal and because his doctors have prescribed rest between performances.
Weekly Theatre Podcast: Romeo & Juliet, Blue/Orange, The Flick
This week the London theatre bloggers discuss Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded West End Romeo and Juliet, plus Blue/Orange revived at the Young Vic and the UK premiere of The Flick at the National.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Romeo & Juliet at the Garrick Theatre
Starring Lily James and Richard Madden, Romeo & Juliet is the latest in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre’s season of work at the Garrick Theatre. It runs until 13 August 2016. But does it wow the critics?
ROMEO AND JULIET – West End
Kenneth Branagh’s entire season has been built on one universal truth. From star to stage-sweeper, pack the production with the best talent and glorious things will inevitably follow. Why then, has that same formula now stumbled? I couldn’t have been more predisposed to liking this production, the cast or its director. But Branagh’s sweatily Italian and disastrously unfunny production is such a disappointment.
NEWS: Meera Syal joins Branagh Theatre Romeo & Juliet, Full cast
The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company has announced the full cast for Romeo and Juliet, the fifth production in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season. Joining previously announced Lily James (Juliet), Richard Madden (Romeo) and Derek Jacobi (Mercutio) will be Meera Syal as the Nurse. Romeo and Juliet will play at the Garrick Theatre from 12 May until 13 August with press night on 25 May. The production will be broadcast live to cinemas on 7 July.
Mark Shenton: My top ten ticket picks for 2016
Looking ahead to this year’s highlights, from Broadway imports and Pulitzer prize winners to Kenneth Branagh and Matthew Warchus’s ongoing seasons.
NEWS: First image of Lily James and Richard Madden in Romeo and Juliet
As The Winter’s Tale hits cinema screens tonight, the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company announces its next Branagh Theatre Live date, for Romeo and Juliet, and releases the first image of its star-crossed lovers, Cinderella stars, Richard Madden and Lily James.
NEWS: Kenneth Branagh screens The Winter’s Tale, Romeo & Juliet and The Entertainer to cinemas
It is announced today that the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company, in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, will broadcast three productions of its year-long Plays at the Garrick season live to cinemas worldwide. The first Branagh Theatre Live production will be The Winter’s Tale at 19:00 on Thursday 26 November 2015. Tickets are now on sale.
Press pass: All the news, interviews, opinions (and booking) for Kenneth Branagh season
Just days after Kevin Spacey gave his (literal) swansong when accepting his Special Award at the Oliviers, our own homegrown Hollywood star has announced his plans to take over a West End theatre as actor-manager. As you will have noticed from the avalanche of coverage and quickening social media frenzy, Kenneth Branagh is back. Though […]